Last week, I mentioned that Summer Kitchen was hoping to open soon – and they did! I didn’t make it to the pizza party on Sunday, but I did stop in for lunch yesterday. The space is bright and the food is fresh. I got to sample most of the savory items on the menu: salad, soup, sandwiches and pizzas. Can’t wait to try the fried chicken and the baked goods too!
2944 College Ave, Berkeley
388 Grand Ave, Oakland
Blue Bottle Coffee Co. opened their new headquarters in Oakland’s Jack London Square on Monday. Their roasting facility, kitchen and cafe will all be housed at this location. According to SFoodie, they will also offer some kind of pressed sandwich inspired by the portable lunch enjoyed by Belgian truck drivers. The sandwich is placed in a 50 pound press for 30 minutes and what emerges is a “mono-textured sandwich that’s like astronaut food or something.” Uh, I’m not sure about this one, but I have to admit, I am intrigued.
300 Third Street, Oakland
According to Tasting Table, Porcupine Sando recently started selling sandwiches at Z’s Cocktail Lounge every Monday starting at 5pm. On this week’s menu: stout braised ribs with root vegetables and horseradish slaw ($9), Autumn veggies, roasted squash, persimmon, toasted Brussels sprouts and crema de Balsamico ($6.50) and Wild Oregon Bay shrimp salad, with shredded romaine, Acme torpedo ($7.50). I wonder what’s on the menu next Monday…
1403 Encinal Ave, Alameda
Mua’s kitchen is now open til 1 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, perfect for those late night munchies.
2442a Webster Street, Oakland
The 2010 San Francisco Bay Area Michelin Guide was released this week. Congratulations to Chef James Syhabout of Commis, who was awarded one Michelin star! He joins Chez Panisse as the only two East Bay restaurants to grace the pages of the book. Expect it to get much harder to make reservations at the 4 month old Commis!
3859 Piedmont Ave, Oakland